Iraqi Kurdish autonomy head promises housing and employment to PKK
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 4 / Trend A.Taghiyeva /
Head of the Kurdistan autonomy of Iraq Massoud Barzani has promised to provide all militants of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party laying down their arms with housing and jobs in Erbil, the Sabah newspaper reported on Thursday.
According to Barzani, he supports the disbandment of the militants leaving Turkish territory and is ready to provide the necessary assistance in the successful completion of this process.
Iraqi Kurdish autonomy authorities are already working to create jobs for PKK members laying down their arms and their adaptation to normal life in Erbil, Barzani said.
Earlier imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan called on the organisation to lay down its weapons and leave the country.
Turkish authorities in turn promised all PKK militants that have laid down their weapons the facility for a safe exit.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK requiring creation of an independent Kurdish state, continues for more than 25 years, and has claimed more than 40,000 lives. PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by the UN and the European Union.